Fishing for salmon, sea trout and brown trout on the river Ayr from the bridge over the A76 down to Barskimming Bridge and the Lugar from the meetings of the Ayr and Lugar upstream for about a mile. They also offer fishing for browns, rainbows and blues on Belston Loch near Sinclairstoun. They now control waters on the Ayr formerly covered by Catrine AC adding a further 2 miles to their fishing . Best August to October for salmon.
Permits from the Post Office in Mauchline and Gamesport in Ayr or Fishpal.
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Two miles of trout fishing, fly only. Permits from the SPAR Store in Melrose or from the Club Secretary, call 01896 822232 or the Spar Stoe in Melrose. Google Map Reference 55.598627 -2.725158
8 miles of fishing for brown trout fishing, they also have withing this stretch 2 salmon beats, Sligo from Newton Bridge to Battle Bridge RH bank and Crown Lease from Bothwell Bridge to Dalmarnock Bridge DD (alny leagal method. no prawn). The river holds good stcks og grayling and some good pike. There are also numbers of coarse fish, barbel, perch, dace and raoch. For salmon permits contact the Treasurer on 01698 889472. Brown trout, grayling, coase fish and pike permits from:
Glasgow Angling Centre
Hooked in Scotland
Tel: 0141 778 6600
The Village Store.
Blantyre Newsagents, 248 Glasgow Road Telephone 01698 823249
60 Coatshill Avenue
Collins Newsagents, 179 Stonefield Road.
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Mid Nithsdale Angling Association have been very active providing excellent access to fishing on good pool on their stretch of the Nith.
The have build good road access to pools, automatic gates so there is no need to get out of the car to open them, dedicated parking bays, and an accessible hut between beats 1 and 2.
In total they have 3.5 miles of mostly double bank fishing for salmon, sea trout and brown trout, 18 named pools. Any legal method allowed.
For disabled anglers ther are 3 set of parking bays;
Bay 1. 8 spaces at the junction of the rivers Scaur and Nith.
Bay 2. at the Cran Pool, excellent spinning and worm fishing.
Bay 3. At the foot of Mathers.
For permits call Memories Flowers & Gifts in Thornhill 01848 331777 or Pets Larder 01848 330555.
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Located in the Monike and Crombie Park the club have 3 "ponds" all boat fishing fly only:
Island Pond 76 acres stocked with rainbows and browns. There are 11 boats.
North Pond 45 acres stocked with rainbows, 6 boats.
Crombie Pond 44 acres with brown trout, 4 boats. Visitor permits available.
Call 01382 370300
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Fishing on the South Esk, Bridge of Dun Beat from the Bridge of Dun downstream, this is tidal water fisinh for salmon sea trout and finnock.. Day tickets available through Fishpal. Call 01674-810217 for further information.
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